Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for XML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XML over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

XML
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 37 58
Rank change year-on-year +4 +21 +6
Contract jobs citing XML 15 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.32% 4.26% 2.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.82% 17.83% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 12
Lancashire median daily rate £358 £335 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.72% -28.34% +64.04%
10th Percentile £302 £263 £323
90th Percentile £426 £441 £515
North West median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 1
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £41.50 £32.57
% change year-on-year +3.01% +27.42% -2.05%

XML is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 117 157 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 25.88% 23.86% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 114 151
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £366 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.22% -13.82% +13.71%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £210
90th Percentile £540 £465 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 14
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +13.73%
10th Percentile £37.75 £24.60 £28.67
90th Percentile £43.93 £42.50 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Lancashire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Lancashire

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Lancashire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -15 5 £400 +14.29% 1
Chorley - 2 £363 - 1
Blackburn 0 1 - - 1
XML
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for XML.

1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 8 (53.33%) WinForms
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) Oracle Database
3 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (40.00%) TDD
3 6 (40.00%) .NET
3 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (33.33%) XSD
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
5 4 (26.67%) RESTful
5 4 (26.67%) SDLC
5 4 (26.67%) Entity Framework
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
5 4 (26.67%) IFS
5 4 (26.67%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (26.67%) VB6
5 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) WCF

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (26.67%) ClearCase
3 4 (26.67%) Rational Robot
4 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (13.33%) Hudson
4 2 (13.33%) Jasmine
4 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (13.33%) Protractor
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (13.33%) Subversion
4 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Virtualisation Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) VMWare Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) WinForms
2 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (33.33%) XSD
4 4 (26.67%) Entity Framework
4 4 (26.67%) RESTful
4 4 (26.67%) WCF
4 4 (26.67%) Web Services
4 4 (26.67%) WPF
4 4 (26.67%) XML Messaging
4 4 (26.67%) XSLT
5 2 (13.33%) Ajax
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (13.33%) CSS
5 2 (13.33%) HTML
5 2 (13.33%) JSON
5 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (13.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) RIA
2 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) TDD
2 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (26.67%) MVC
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
4 4 (26.67%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (13.33%) Kanban
6 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
6 2 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) SOLID
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C#
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (26.67%) VB
2 4 (26.67%) VB6
3 2 (13.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) IFS
2 4 (26.67%) Symantec
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) webMethods
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) CommVault